Our guest was Thomas Fransen, a Chicago-based licensed clinical social worker currently working in private practice. Thomas sheds some light on the subject of Mental Health. He has worked in a variety of other settings, including Howard Brown Health Center – an LGBT health clinic, and Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House – a transitional housing program for homeless persons living with HIV. He has also written a number of columns for HIV Plus magazine. While his current caseload is diverse, approximately half are LGBT individuals or couples. He is active in a number of LGBT communities.